Maintenance Worker
Department Of Veterans Affairs - Hines, IL

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Our mission: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan,” - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.

You Can Make a Difference!

Every job at the VA impacts the Veterans that we serve. You can be part of that team, helping to make sure that our Veterans receive the top-quality care they deserve.

Location: This position is within the VA Service and Distribution Center in Hines, IL.

Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities, i.e. intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities, and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. KEY REQUIREMENTS

You must be a U.S. citizen.
You must submit your resume and supporting documents (see How to Apply).

Travel and Relocation expenses will not be paid. DUTIES:
Major Duties:
Planning and scheduling station level projects required to maintain buildings, and 27 acres of grounds and daily operations: painting, equipment and vehicle maintenance; repair of buildings; fire system testing and security camera inspection.
Maintain an operating level of supplies: building, plumbing, electrical, chemical, solvents, paints, tools, and equipment to perform daily maintenance and repairs as required/needed.
Determining services required to keep the Service and Distribution Center facility in good working order at all times; plumbing, heating, conditioning, electrical problems etc. to alleviate disruption of services to facility and tenant operations.
Act as the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) on all contracts and/or purchase orders for services, repairs, construction, supplies, equipment etc., to ensure that all requirements, specifications, materials, and quality standards were met prior to the validation of contract and/or purchase order.

View Assessment Questions QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
The following summarizes the qualification standard for this position found in the Job Qualifications System for Trades and Labor Occupations (Handbook X-118C) http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c/Tabindx.asp

To qualify there is no specific length of training or experience required; however, you must be able to demonstrate enough experience in your application to show you possess sufficient potential to learn and advance as a Maintenance Worker. This position requires the ability to perform common maintenance tasks without more than normal supervision.

Your application/resume will be evaluated based on the job elements listed below.

1. Ability to do the work of this Maintenance Worker position without more than normal supervision (screen-out element).

2. Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc.

3. External Support

4. Ability to Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment

There are no education requirements for this position.

REQUIREMENTS :
  • Background Investigation: You may need to successfully complete a background investigation before appointed into the position.
  • Probationary Period : You may be required to serve a one year probationary period.
  • Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position. HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
CATEGORY RATING : Your application will be evaluated and rated under Category Rating selection procedures. Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. Qualified veterans will be afforded preference by being placed at the top of the appropriate quality group. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The quality categories are: Best Qualified , Well Qualified , Qualified .

Your rating will be based on both your entire application package as well as the responses to the assessment questionnaire. Please note that if, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your category rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities, or you may lose consideration for this position.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE . Please note that if, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities, or you may lose consideration for this position.

If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.

Information for Veterans: Qualified veterans will be afforded preference by being placed at the top of the appropriate quality group. Qualifying veterans with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the best qualified group. The best qualified group is the first to be referred to the hiring facility for further consideration and possible interview. The remaining groups may be referred based on the number of applicants available. BENEFITS:

VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/

Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at https://my.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc .

VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.

Creditable Service for Annual Leave Accrual for Non-Federal Work Experience and Experience in the Uniformed Service: At the sole discretion of the Agency, newly appointed Federal employees may be given credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service toward the accrual of annual leave. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.

OTHER INFORMATION:
The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be rated in the Well-Qualified category for this vacancy. Well qualified applicants possess experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ .

Selective Service: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov/ ).

Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

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The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a government-run military veteran benefit system with Cabinet-level status. It is...